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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH
  • Authorized, November 1930
  • Completed as the steel-hulled Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-8, 1932
  • Towed from Portsmouth to Panama Canal Zone by Iuka (AT-37), April 1932
  • Assinged to the 15th Naval District, at NAS Coco Solo, 1932 - 1951
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co., Long Beach, CA, renamed Mary Ann (ON 261728), 1951
  • Sold to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA, renamed Foss 304, 1952
  • Sold to Ryan Contracting Corp., Santa Barbara, CA, renamed Britt, 1961
  • Sold to Jacobson Brothers, Seattle, WA, renamed Sonar Belle, date unknown
  • Sold and converted to a fishing vessel, renamed Salsea Belle
  • Final disposition, foundered 60 miles south of Yakutat, AK, 04 February 1981
    Displacement 240 tons (lt) 270 tons (fl)
    Length 104' 0"
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4' 0"
    Lifting Capacity 10 tons
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    two Diesel engines
    two propellers
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